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100’s of UK firms affected by Microsoft Exchange hack

500 Email servers in the UK are said to be affected by what Microsoft thinks is a Chinese state-sponsored attack, meaning the Chinese government funded the attackers that carried out the attack.   The attack was first announced by Microsoft on the 2nd of March where they said the group that carried the attack out [...]

By |2021-03-12T11:15:25+00:00March 12th, 2021|Comments Off on 100’s of UK firms affected by Microsoft Exchange hack

Ryuk ransomware on the rise again as we go into 2021

There has been a rise in infections of a Russian made ransomware known as 'Ryuk' or 'Conti'. First reported in Q2 2020, the steep rise in cases being reported coincides with the release of the 3rd. iteration of the malware. Compared to other families of ransomware, Ryuk has very few safeguards. For example, many ransomware [...]

By |2021-03-10T14:32:26+00:00February 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Ryuk ransomware on the rise again as we go into 2021

Nitro PDF Data Breach

A stolen database from NitroPDF containing the email addresses, names, and passwords of more than 77 million records of Nitro PDF service users was leaked recently for free. The 14GB leaked database contains 77,159,696 records with users' email addresses, full names, encrypted passwords, titles, company names, IP addresses, and other system-related information. Nitro offers a [...]

By |2021-01-27T13:54:34+00:00January 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Nitro PDF Data Breach

Staying Cyber Wise at Christmas and New Year

With Christmas and the new year just around the corner, you are likely looking forward to taking time off, having a relaxing break, and reinvigorating your mojo ready for 2021. In the year that has been dominated by Coronavirus, working from home, and mixed messages from the government, it certainly is needed. However, there is [...]

By |2020-12-21T17:10:33+00:00December 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Staying Cyber Wise at Christmas and New Year

US cybersecurity firm FireEye hit by sophisticated ‘state-sponsored’ attack

FireEye, one of the world's leading companies in cybersecurity, has recently been hit with a highly sophisticated cyber attack that FireEye believes is state-sponsored. FireEye stated "The attacker primarily sought information related to certain government customers," and "The attackers tailored their world-class capabilities specifically to target and attack FireEye.” Like many cyber-security firms, FireEye has [...]

By |2020-12-16T13:23:42+00:00December 16th, 2020|Comments Off on US cybersecurity firm FireEye hit by sophisticated ‘state-sponsored’ attack
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